LINGUIST List 9.1773

Sat Dec 12 1998

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  1. Bowen Hui, PACLING 99: First Call for Papers
  2. Christina Isabelli, Hispanic & Luso-Brazilian Literatures/Romance Ling.

Message 1: PACLING 99: First Call for Papers

Date: Sat, 12 Dec 1998 06:38:43 -0500 (EST)
From: Bowen Hui <>
Subject: PACLING 99: First Call for Papers

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 Pacific Association for Computational LINGuistics

 University of Waterloo 
 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1 
 August 25-28, 1999 

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Cooperative Hosts

o Canadian Society for Computational Studies of Intelligence (CSCSI) /
 Societe canadienne pour l'etude de l'intelligence par ordinateur (SCEIO)
o University of Waterloo, Canada
o The Technical Group on Natural Language Understanding and Communication
 of Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication
 Engineers of Japan
o The Technical Group on Thought and Language of Institute of
 Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers of Japan

History and Aims

PACLING (Pacific Association for Computational LINGuistics) has grown
out of the very successful Japan-Australia joint symposia on natural
language processing held in November 1989 in Melbourne, Australia and
in October in Iizuka, Japan in 1991. The first three meetings of the
retitled PACLING, a name designed to express the wider membership,
took place in Vancouver, Canada in 1993, in Brisbane, Australia in
1995, and in Ohme, Tokyo, Japan in 1997.

PACLING '99 will be a low-profile, high-quality, workshop-oriented
meeting whose aim is to promote friendly scientific relations among
Pacific Rim countries, with emphasis on interdisciplinary scientific
exchange demonstrating openness towards good research falling outside
current dominant ``schools of thought'', and on technological transfer
within the Pacific region. The conference represents a unique forum
for scientific and technological exchange, being smaller than ACL,
COLING, or Applied NLP, and also more regional with extensive
representation from the Pacific.


Original papers are invited on any topic in computational linguistics
(and closely related areas) including, but not limited to, the

 o phonology, phonetics, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics
 o dialogues, spoken languages, corpora
 o text and message understanding and generation
 o language translation and translation aids
 o language learning and learning aids
 o question-answering systems and interfaces to (multimedia) 
 o databases, language and input/output devices
 o natural-language-based software. 


Authors should prepare extended abstracts, in English, not more than
3000 words including references. The title page must include: author's
name, postal address, e-mail address (if possible), telephone and
facsimile numbers; a brief 100-200 word summary; and some key words
for classifying the submission.

Papers that are being submitted to other conferences, whether verbatim
or in essence, must reflect this fact after key words. If a paper
appears at another conference, it must be withdrawn from PACLING
'99. Papers that violate these requirements are subject to rejection
without review.

Authors of a selection of representative papers which the Program
Committee identifies will be invited to revise their papers and submit
to a special issue of Computational Intelligence: An International
Journal based on PACLING '99.

Please send four copies of each submission to:

 Department of Computer Science	
 William Davis Comp. Research Centre
 University of Waterloo	
 Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

 Telephone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 3292 
 Facsimile: (519) 885-1208 


 Kiyoshi KOGURE
 NTT Communication Science Laboratories
 2-4, Hikari-dai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun,	
 Kyoto 619-023

 Telephone: +81 744 93 5250
 Fascimile: +81 744 93 5285

Important Dates

Submission deadline: February 21, 1999
Notification of acceptance: May 1, 1999
Camera-ready copy due: June 18, 1999				 

Organizing Committee

	Naoyuki Okada (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)

	Naoyuki Okada (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)		
 Christian Matthiessen (Macquarie University, Australia)		
 Nick Cercone (University of Waterloo, Canada)				
 Charles Fillmore (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

Conference Committee

	Nick Cercone (University of Waterloo, Canada)

Program coordinators: 
	Nick Cercone (University of Waterloo, Canada) 
 Kiyoshi Kogure (NTT, Japan)

	Francis Bond (NTT, Japan)
	Sandra Carberry (University of Delaware, U.S.A.)
 Robin Cohen (University of Waterloo, Canada)
	Veronica Dahl (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
 Robert Dale (Macquarie University, Australia)
 Hercules Dalianis (Royal Inst. of Technology, DSV-KTH, Sweden)
	Chrysanne DiMarco (University of Waterloo, Canada)
 Mike Dent (Open Text Corp., Canada)
 Kohji Dohsaka (NTT, Japan)
 Randy Goebel (University of Alberta, Canada)
 Graeme Hirst (University of Toronto, Canada)
 Satoru Ikehara (Tottori University, Japan)
 Kentaro Inui (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
 Shun Ishizaki (Keio University, Japan)
 Pierre Isabelle (University of Montreal, Canada; XRCE, France)
 Julia Johnson (University of Regina, Canada)
 Richard Kittredge (University of Montreal, Canada)
 Guy Lapalme (University of Montreal, Canada)
 Dekang Lin (University of Manitoba, Canada)
	Charles Ling (University of Western Ontario, Canada) 
 Stan Matwin (University of Ottawa, Canada) 
	Robert Mercer (University of Western Ontario, Canada) 
	Johanna Moore (University of Edinburgh, UK)
 Gordon McCalla (Univ. of Saskatchewan, Canada)
 Paul McFetridge (Simon Fraser University, Canada) 
 Paul Mc Kevitt (Aalborg University, Denmark) 
	Jun-ichi Nakamura (University of Kyoto, Japan) 
 Minako O'Hagan (Victoria Univ. of Wellington, New Zealand) 
 Kyonghee Paik (Keio University, Japan) 
 T. Pattabhiraman (Seagate Software, Canada) 
	Emmanuel Planas (Universiti Joseph Fourier de Grenoble, France) 
 Fred Popowich (Simon Fraser University, Canada) 
 Gary Promhouse (Open Text Corp., Canada) 
 Hiroshi Sakaki (Meisei University, Japan) 
 L. K. Schubert (University of Rochester, USA)
 Akira Shimazu (NTT, Japan) 
	Booncharoen Sirinaovakul (King Mongkut's University of 
 Technology, Thailand) 
 Tomek Strzalkowski (General Electric, USA)
 Ryoichi Sugimura (Matsushita, Japan) 
 Roland Sussex (University of Queensland, Australia) 
 Masami Suzuki (KDD, Japan) 
 Yoichi Tomiura (Kyushu University, Japan)
 Hiroaki Tsurumaru (University of Nagasaki, Japan) 
 Peter van Beek (University of Alberta, Canada) 
	Ning Zhong (Yamaguchi University, Japan) 
 Ingrid Zukerman (Monash University, Australia) 

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Message 2: Hispanic & Luso-Brazilian Literatures/Romance Ling.

Date: Sat, 12 Dec 1998 17:19:47 -0500 (EST)
From: Christina Isabelli <>
Subject: Hispanic & Luso-Brazilian Literatures/Romance Ling.


The Department of Spanish and Portuguese of the
University of Texas at Austin

9th Colloquium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian
Literatures and Romance Linguistics

April 3, 1999

The Graduate Student Organization of the Spanish and Portuguese
Department of the University of Texas - Austin is pleased to announce
its 9th Colloquium to be held April 3rd, 1999. We encourage the
submission of abstracts on any aspect of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian
Literatures and Romance Linguistics.

Speakers will be allowed 20 minutes for presentation. Papers will be
selected based on the blind evaluation of a written abstract which may
not exceed one page.

Please submit to the address below: one copy of the single-spaced
abstract not to exceed 400 words, please include the title; and, a
second page with the following information.

1) The title of the paper

2) Author's name

3) Author's affiliations

4) Address, phone number, and email address at which the author wishes
 to be notified.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts is February 1, 1999. The completed
paper, as it will be presented, must be submitted before March 20,
1999 (please include word count on the last page). Registration fees
will be $20 for non-students and $10 for students.

Sorry, no electronic submissions and please limit one abstract per

Please submit abstracts to:

Delia Mendez Montesinos

9th Colloquium Organizing Committee

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX 78712

email inquiries: <<Christina Isabelli>

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